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Preliminary Agenda

Agenda Lean Management 2019

The Agenda for Lean Management Seminar will be finalized in August

The seminar day is divided in two parts. The program before the noon is for all the participants. In te afternoon we offer four channels to choose from according to your field of interest.

Before noon both of our keynote speakers, James (Jim) P. Womack and Sammy Obara will take the stand. Keynotes will be in English.

Jim Womack shares his vast knowledge about what he has learned during working with companies from a diverse set of industries.

Sammy Obara will share his experience in Lean Leadership. After working at Toyota he has been helping over 300 clients in different fields of business on their Lean Journey. 

Juha Tammi, the Executive Manager of Lean Association of Finland, will open the seminar and present the three award winning candidates for Lean-Prize 2018.


Chair Juha Tammi, Executive Manager, Lean Association of Finland

8.00 - 8.25       Registration and Welcome Coffee

8.25 - 8.30       Welcome and Opening Remarks
                        Jyrki Perttunen, Chairman & Juha Tammi, Executive Manager, Lean Association of Finland

8.30 - 9.45       Keynote 1: 
   James (Jim) P. Womack, professor, Lean Enterprise Institute

9.45 - 10.15    Coffee and networking

10.15 - 11.30   Keynote 2: Lean Leadership
Sammy Obara, Managing Director, Honsha Associates

10.30- 11.45    Winners of the Lean-Prize 2018
                        Kalle Arsalo & Juha Tammi, Ex- and new Executive Manager, Lean Association of Finland

11.45 - 12.45   Lunch and networking



The program of the four channels starts at 12.45 (after lunch). The seminar closes by 16.30.



All presentations are in English. Our speakers come from various countries.

From Norway we are happy to welcome  Eivind Reke, Organizational Secretary of LOS Norge. The title of Eivind is "Learning as part of Leaning"

Marcin Gaarden also from Norway works as Lean Coordinator at Ekornes ASA. He will share their great transformation journey at the Ekornes Sofa plant. 

Arnaldo Camuffo, professor at Bocconi University in Milan, Italy will share research knowledge about Lean systems and financial performance

Jörgen Furuhjelm,  Lean Manager Product Development at Saab Aeronautics will share his experiences on how over 2 000 R & D people can work in a Lean way.  


CHANNEL 1 - In English

12.45 - 13.30 Eivind Reke

Learning part of Leaning

LOS Norge
13.35 - 14.20

Marcin Gaarden

Great transformation in Ekornes Sofa Plant

Ekornes ASA
14.20 - 14.45 Coffee and networking  
14.45 - 15.30


Arnaldo Camuffo 

Lean systems and financial performance: effects, challenges and dynamics

Bocconi University


15.35 - 16.20

Jörgen Furuhjelm

How to get 2 000 R & D personnel work in a Lean way?

Saab Aeronautics
16.20 - 16.30 Closing remarks  


Other Channels are mainly in Finnish and they are still to be finalized.